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Sondhi gets 2 years in jail

Posted by arnon_k On August - 8 - 2012

Sondhi Limthongkul, founder of Manager newspaper and core member of the People’s Alliance for Democracy, has been sentenced by the Rayong Court to two years imprisonment and fined 200,000 baht for defaming Gen Mongkol Ampornpisit, a former supreme commander.

In the lawsuit filed by Gen Mongkol on Aug 21, 2007, Sondhi was accused of defaming him in comments made on his television programme “Yam Fao Paen Din” broadcast on ASTV.

The court found him guilty as charged and sentenced him to two years in jail and a 200,000 baht fine.

Mr Sondhi was also ordered to publish the court verdict in three daily newspapers – Thai Rath, Daily News and Manager – for three consecutive days.

The PAD leader submitted an application for bail after hearing the court’s verdict. He said he would appeal.

A number of yellow-shirts showed up to give him support.

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